Good eats for any budget
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 23:08
D.P. Dough: This calzone specialty shop near Storrs Center makes a decent calzone, but the reasonable prices knock it outta the park. Most calzones cost around 7 bucks and they deliver for free. Sweet Deal.
Wings Over Storrs: The college campus staple (also with free delivery) located just down the road from North Campus needs no introduction. Here you can find the tastiest boneless wings, on the bone wings, and ribs around. Its not the most affordable place for a quick bite, but after just one you’ll know it was so worth it.
Moe’s: Fresh Mexican grub is only seconds away after you walk into this Storrs Center hot spot. Mondays are prime time for the eatery, you can grab a burrito with absolutely anything you want in it, complete with bottomless tortilla chips and a drink for only $6.99.
Mooyah Burger: Located just around the corner from Moe’s, Mooyah offers tasty quick service burgers a la Five Guys... only they do it better. In addition to the traditional fries and burgers (which are thankfully often served on the rarer side if you so wish), Mooyah also offers sweet potato fries and rich milkshakes. They also accommodate the healthy crowd by offering both regular and wheat buns (not to mention the ability to have a sandwich wrapped in lettuce) in addition to offering beef, turkey, and veggie burgers. Every visit is sure to grant you a top-notch meal.
Chuck’s Steakhouse and Margherita Grill: Known for their eponymous drinks, Chuck’s uniquely offers both a traditional Mexican Style menu and a Steakhouse selection. The food is quality stuff, and while it won’t satisfy those looking for a classy fine dining experience (the place can be rather noisy), it’ll satisfy your Mexican and or steak fix.
Angellino’s Resteraunt: Located near the East Brook Mall up the road in Mansfield, this Italian eatery isn’t the fanciest place but it most certainly offers generous portion of Italian food at a reasonable price.
Dog Lane Cafe: This place offers high-end classy fare and not so cheap prices. However its classic cafe atmosphere make it ideal for those looking for a quiet date or a place to relax. The menu is varied and the food is quite good (if you can look past the high prices). They also offer bottomless tea for in restaurant customers for only $2.75.
Cumberland Farms Convenience Mart: No it’s not glamorous, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a cheaper bite than this place. Pizza, hot dogs, and other hot foods are constantly being served. They even have their own milkshake machine! Best convenience store ever.
McMahon Dining Hall (honorable mention): While I did my best to keep the campus dining halls off of the list, McMahon offers such a wide array of exotic dishes (all conveniently portioned for the calorie counters out there) that it needs to be noted. True foodies need look no further than McMahon for a great meal, (and if you don’t have a meal plan) at a ridiculously fair price.